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Tour De France in Albi 2013

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Tour De France in Albi 2013


We are staying in Tarn for the first week of July & would like to watch the stage of the Tour de France that ends in Albi. Any suggestions as to good places to watch - either in Albi itself or for the few miles miles south? Any advice on practicalities would be a great help i.e. how far in advance do they close the road?

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1. Re: Tour De France in Albi 2013

I have watched the Tour in France recently, not around Albi. The roads on which the riders will come are closed to traffic several hours in advance. Pedestrians can still cross until perhaps an hour or two before the 'caravane' of support and sponsor's vehicles comes by, then the road remains closed until 30 - 60 minutes after the last Tour riders and vehicles have gone.

In cannot recommend a place to watch in that area, not knowing the exact route, but in general if you want a spot near the finish you would need to be there two, maybe three hours in advance. Outside of town, the first job is to find a parking space - unless you cycled from the station as I have done in the past.

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